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Greenhouse Walk-in

Health, housing and welfare advice for homeless people

Photo: woman behind a counter
The Greenhouse is a welcoming place to receive help and advice

The Greenhouse centre provides free health care services and housing and welfare advice for homeless people in Hackney.

The service is for men and women who are sleeping rough, have a drug or alcohol problem, poor mental health, or who are simply struggling to keep a roof over their head. The welcoming centre provides a way to engage with these socially-excluded individuals, who can drop in informally.

The Greenhouse is staffed by advice workers from Thames Reach and medical staff from NHS East London and the City, including a dedicated nurse-practitioner.

The services provided at the Greenhouse include:

  • full health assessments
  • GP registration
  • TB screening
  • a needle collection service
  • housing advice
  • welfare and benefits support
  • specific advice for EU nationals, including translation services
  • specialist debt advice
  • legal advice
  • links to other support services
Photo: front door of the Greenhouse
The entrance to the Greenhouse Walk-in centre
To access housing and welfare advice from the Greenhouse people must attend Hackney Service Centre to be seen by a Greenhouse advice worker. Greenhouse advice workers are based at Hackney Service Centre, 1 Hillman Street, London E8 1DY from Monday to Friday. Advice sessions are booked on a first come first served basis so it is advisable to arrive early.


The Greenhouse is located at:


Greenhouse Walk-in

19 Tudor Road


E9 7SN


Phone: 020 8510 4490.

The project is named after a former use of the site, and also represents new beginnings.

The building also previously housed a St Mungo's hostel, and has now been extensively refurbished to fit its new purpose under the department of Communities and Local Government’s Hostels Capital Improvement Programme.


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